‘World hardware’ is our mission statement, though this is only the starting point.
Our world of hardware is rich with diversity. It is the detail that punctuates a design theme. Accentuate a minimalist approach with muted metal tones that blend. Organic finishes that match organic materials – wood flooring, polished concrete, stone etc.
Decorative and glamorous door furniture that emphasise sumptuousness. Bauhaus, Deco, Classic English and French – our showroom showcases well-defined examples, rather than the misinterpretations that are ubiquitous in the wider market.
Wealth of experience
Our people are experts in their field. Your problems are our challenges. How to get a better result on your project. The chances are, we have a better answer to your challenge.
Design advice, product sourcing and delivery on schedule. Products that will enhance your living experience and value-add to your investment. Our world is a minefield where cutting corners and ‘saving money’ can in fact be costly.
While we do enjoy large and lavish projects where the results speak for themselves, we are just as happy to trim a project to a budget, though not to a point that compromises an elegant result.
Arrange a consultation with our people. We listen! Bring your plans and match product to your vision. Discuss your concerns, budget and ideas. We’ll take the concerns out of the equation. We’ll liaise with your builders and carpenters so that ultimately you make the final decisions.
Caring for your new hardware
Almost any hardware item you buy from us has a brass/bronze substrate, that is to say that it is made from brass or alloy composed mainly of copper – with tin for bronze and zinc for brass.
This means your hardware is built essentially to last for many generations. It can’t rust or deteriorate, other than with a steel based product which should be treated differently externally. What will happen is what you would expect if it is badly treated or neglected.
Atmospherics impact on how hardware looks over time, best explained by considering how your car would look if left without washing and basic car maintenance. Exterior hardware with good care will look good long term.
A regular wash with a solution made up of two litres of water quarter to a cup of vinegar and a dash of dishwashing detergent. Clean with a cloth, rinse with fresh water and use a chamois to finish off.
This regime will guarantee your exterior hardware will stay looking good no matter which finish, raw, unlacquered brass, bronze or any electroplated finish.